When it comes to your diet, food is fuel. Your body processes food, and provides glycgen from it to feed your muscles – and your muscles burn glycogen to provide energy. And, when you workout, your body requires even more fuel. You wouldn’t put bad gas in your car, as that would cause it to
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Ask almost any personal trainer and they’ll tell you that regardless of your training goals, healthy eating is the backbone to good fitness. Think about how you feel when you’ve had a fat-filled, carb-loaded meal that leaves you feeling lethargic. It’s like putting bad fuel in your body! Food is the fuel that allows your
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Try These Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss from Fitness 4 Home
Summer is almost upon us – with Phoenix hitting their first 100 degree day yesterday, we’re already hitting weather that lends itself to summer clothing, swimsuits, and pools. And with that, the desire to loose a few pounds to be ready for this coming summer! Try these best summer foods for weight loss. Tomatoes –
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How To Get More Protein In Your Diet
We all know that your body needs protein. Every time you work out, you break down your muscles a little bit, and you gain muscle as your body rebuilds itself – and compensates for your newly increased activity level. Not to mention that your body also needs protein to maintain bone mass and your immune
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Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
Love Italian food? You don’t have to cut it out of your diet! Lasagna is typically loaded with cheese, high in fat and calories but this healthy recipe for Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna cuts 400 calories, 25 grams of fat and 14 grams of saturated fat. Ingredients 1-lb. lasagna noodles 4 tsp. olive oil 1-lb.
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How Much Protein Is Enough?

We are surrounded by fats and carbohydrates. Whether it’s tasty snacks, or bad junk food, all these carbs and fat can keep you from hitting your fitness goals unless you also have balanced them with a proper amount of protein, But, how much protein is enough? First off, protein is crucial for muscle synthesis, as
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What is a Keto Diet
In the goal to loose weight and get in shape, two components are necessary – diet and exercise. On the diet side, there are quite a few diet plans out there, and one of the most recent popular diets today is the Keto Diet. But, what is a Keto Diet, and should you consider it
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Want to add some variety to your diet, while also making sure that you’re eating what ‘s best for your body? Try adding some more exotic fruit choices to your diet! You may have run into some of these fruits in the produce isle of your nearby grocery store – give them a try, and
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4 Drinks Than Can Aid Weight Loss

It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to loose weight, or keep your weight where it’s at – you still need to burn fat, while avoiding adding more. Cutting calories, exercise, and watching what you eat definetly helps you increase the speed at which you burn fat – and your diet is a huge contributor to
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Avoiding Sugar

Sugar High, Sugar Low, Sugar Hell

If there’s ever been a food that has given us more mixed signals in life than any other, it’s sugar. From the time we were children we’ve been told – don’t eat sugar! It’s bad for your health. It will give you cavities. It will make you fat. You’ll become diabetic by the time you’re
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